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Average User Score
4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 91 reviews
2003 Ford Focus Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 90 reviews
The 2003 Ford Focus continued to struggle with the line's reputation for quality issues and recalls. Despite its somewhat checkered history, the roomy interiors, smooth handling, and affordable price of the Focus line continued to appeal to American drivers looking for compact family transportation.
Buyers had a choice of several trims: the SE line, available in four-door wagon and sedan body models; a four-door LX sedan; and the performance-enhanced Z-line, which featured a two-door ZX3 hatchback, a four-door ZX5 hatchback, a four-door ZTS sedan and a four-door ZTW wagon. (The Focus was also offered as an SVT performance model, which you'll find elsewhere on this site.)
The standard models of the 2003 Ford Focus had a 2.0 liter, four-cylinder Zetec engine, which produced 110 horsepower; the Z-line models offered an enhanced overhead-cam version, which packed a more impressive 130 horsepower. Still, it wasn't power that was going to draw buyers to this line; value was the watchword that Ford emphasized in its marketing, and value was what people responded to.
The 2003 Ford Focus gives good value at the pumps, too, with 21-27 mpg city, 25-36 mpg highway. It may not set your heart aflutter, but it's easy on the pocketbook!
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Ford Focus Questions
Need Help With Electrical Problem
I will try to make this as detailed as I can. I’m driving down the freeway at 40 mph in a bad snow storm. I turn on my lights and I loose my entire dashboard. Odometer, speedometer, gas gauge, ever...
2003 Ford Focus Shuts Off When I Turn On The A/c
When ever I turn on the a/c the car will stall while im driving or shut off
My Focus Has Started Shaking When In Idle And The Engine Stops...
any ideas on what my problem could be? Im not very good at this sort of stuff. If i put it in neutral and rev the engine then it keeps running, but if i leave it in gear at a light or stop sign the ...
Gear Box Or Clutch
Hi all!I have a 2003, focus 2.0, 5 speed Zetec. PULP Prob: Always held revs for a sec after deceleration Gear clash in 2nd and 3rd on up or down shift Interventions: Put Nulon gear oil in b...
Okay This Problem Has Happened One Time Before A Couple Of Months Ago With ...
And I come back out and it turns over but won't stay started unless I have my foot on the gas it is a 5 speed manual transmission anybody have and ideas